BARCELÓ ILLETAS ALBATROS
Paseo de Illetas 15
07181 Illeta, Calvià/Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Phone: +34 971 402 211
All speakers will be staying at the venue hotel and we will reserve additional rooms for participants at the venue hotel and in neighboring hotels and pensions.
Palma Airport is the 3rd largest airport in Spain after Madrid and Barcelona, with 25 million people per year passing through it. There are many direct connections from the capital cities in Europe. The meeting venue is only 14 km from Palma Airport.
About the Area
The venue hotel has a fantastic location with its own small beach, close to Illetas beach and just 7 km from the centre of Palma. The hotel is 25 km from pretty town of Valldemossa, 34 km from Sóller, and 60 km from Alcudia.
Mallorca is an island where one can enjoy the purest Mediterranean traditions, flavors and scents. Its mild climate, scenic beauty, sandy beaches with crystal clear waters and valuable artistic heritage make it a prime destination for tourists and business people.
PALMA DE MALLORCA
Palma was founded as a Roman camp upon the remains of a Talaiotic settlement. The city was subjected to several Vandal sackings during the fall of the Western Roman Empire, then reconquered by the Byzantine Empire, colonised by the Moors and, in the 13th century, by James I of Aragon. Palma has several architectural highlights, among them the famous Cathedral, the Royal Palace, the Gothic Bourse/Llotja and numerous outstanding Museums such as the Miro Foundation and Es Baluard, a modern art museum, numerous galleries for art lovers.
Since the 19th century Valldemossa has been promoted internationally as a place of outstanding beauty, largely as a result of the affection of distinguished traveller and cultural writer, the Austrian Archduke Ludwig Salvator. Some main attractions include the 13th century monastery, where the musician Frederic Chopin spent a winter (1838-39). The monastery was originally built as a Royal Palace, however in 1399 it was converted into a monastery.
The main attraction of the town is the Plaça Constitució which is surrounded by cafés and has plane trees and a fountain in its centre. The tram passes through the Plaça on its way to and from the main station which has been restored to incorporate a museum of Picasso and Joan Miró. The church of Sant Bartomeu (Saint Bartholomew) facing the east side of the Plaça is flanked by the ajuntament (town hall) and the Banco de Sóller, a remarkable 1912 Modernista building with defining ironwork, by the Catalan architect Joan Rubió i Bellver, a follower of Antoni Gaudí.
The area where Alcúdia is located has been inhabited since the Bronze Age, but it is with the arrival of the Romans that the city makes its entry in the history books. There are remains of a Roman town just outside the medieval town walls, in front of the Church of St. Jaume, belonging to the ancient city of Pollentia. There is also a small Roman theatre. The old town has a 14th-century wall and it is possible to step up on the wall and follow it almost all around the village. North of the town is a bull ring from the 19th century.